EWN News

Kick-Off: Developing the Great Lakes Natural and Nature-Based Features Playbook

Friday February 3, 2023

24-25 January 2023. The Engineering With Nature (EWN) initiative held a workshop in the USACE Chicago District to initiate the three-year development of specific guidance and protocols for incorporating natural and nature-based features (NNBF) on the Great Lakes. The workshop gathered 95 participants, 35 in-person and 60 remotely, from USACE Lakes and Rivers Division, Buffalo and […]

Swan Island resilience model development; Phase I : conceptual model

Friday January 27, 2023

Authors: Brook D. Herman, Paula E. Whitfield, Jenny Davis, Amanda S. Tritinger, Becky Raves Golden, S. Catie Dillon, Danielle M. Szimanski, Todd M. Swannack, Joseph Z. Gailani, and Jeffrey K. King This report documents the development of an integrated hydrodynamic and ecological model to test assumptions about island resilience. Swan Island, a 25-acre island in […]

21st Avenue West: A Pilot Study for Beneficial Use of Dredged Material for Addressing Degraded Aquatic Habitat and Benthic Communities

Wednesday January 25, 2023

Read more about Living Shoreline Creation Through Beneficial Use of Dredged Material (Duluth, MN)

S5 E4 – Measuring What Matters

Wednesday January 25, 2023

How do we measure what’s most important to us? And how do we translate those values into decisions about infrastructure projects so that they can deliver a diverse set of economic, environmental, and social benefits? That’s the focus of our discussion in this episode of the Engineering With Nature® Podcast. Host Sarah Thorne and Todd Bridges, National Lead of the Engineering With Nature Program, are pleased to welcome Justin Ehrenwerth, President and CEO of The Water Institute.

Enhancing Benefits Evaluation for Water Resources Projects Towards a More Comprehensive Approach for Nature-Based Solutions: Planning and Valuation Methods for Case Study Analysis

Monday January 23, 2023

The third in a series, this report provides methodological guidance for the retrospective case study analysis and should be of interest to technical readers at USACE, other federal agencies, and interested stakeholders. The report describes recent and relevant decision analysis methods designed to inform decision makers when considering or trading off among multiple objectives when […]